Rohit Sharma along with the other players of the Mumbai Indians squad are currently sweating it out in the training sessions to get themselves in the desired form ahead of the much-awaited edition of the Indian Premier League. He will be looking forward to winning the IPL trophy for the fifth time.
Meanwhile, young cricketer and son of the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, Arjun Tendulkar sparked speculations of joining Mumbai Indians as he shared a post on social media from UAE. In the post shared by Arjun Tendulkar, he can be seen enjoying his ‘rest day’ with the likes of Trent Boult, James Pattinson, and other players from the MI squad.
Well, Arjun Tendulkar wasn’t the part of the 2020 auctions, and thus, Arjun spending time with Mumbai Indians players in UAE, which led to many fans thinking that Arjun has also signed up by Mumbai Indians.
Here’s the viral post of Arjun Tendulkar, which sparked speculations. Have a look:
So, has Arjun Tendulkar joined Mumbai Indians?
Well, no Arjun hasn’t joined Mumbai Indians. He has traveled to UAE as a part of the net bowlers contingent. Due to a dearth of net bowlers, all the eight IPL franchises have traveled with their own set of bowlers to the Gulf nation. Arjun Tendulkar has been bowling to MI batsmen in the nets sessions. But the franchise can sign him if any of the players get ruled out of the tournament.
Meanwhile, the much-awaited edition of the Indian Premier League will kickstart from September 19th with an opening clash between defending champions Rohit Sharma and the runner-ups of the 2019 edition of IPL — Chennai Super Kings.